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Welcome to the Maths Micro-Placements Scheme


The Placements Team at Royal Holloway is offering a limited number of work experience placements to interested students studying Mathematics.  If you are a second year Mathematics student, this is your chance to develop professional skills and improve your career prospects after graduation.


Work Experience

Micro-placements are sourced in a variety of industries and sectors and are typically 2-4 weeks in length. They will take place in summer vacation between June and September 2018.

Most of the placements are located in and around London, but requests for flexibility in location may be taken into consideration. 


Apply for the Scheme

Students are invited to participate in a competitive selection process which has been designed to boost their employability skills. As well as receiving professional feedback from the Careers & Employability Service, Maths students will also have a dedicated departmental Placements Officer. Successful applicants will be offered a placement secured by the Placements Team.

To find out more about the application process, second year students are invited to an Intro to Placements presentation on Thursday 5th October, 2-3pm, in BOILER 0-07.

If you have any questions, please drop an email to our Placements Officer Ellen at: Ellen.Jarman@rhul.ac.uk.


Other Opportunities

For information and guidance on finding your own placement or internship, visit Royal Holloway's Careers and Employability Website.


Student Experiences



"I would normally start at 10am and help the staff to make all necessary procedures for setting up. My role was to make sure that all ATM machines’ details were recorded. Majority of my day was dedicated to working with customers (e.g. opening accounts) and sometimes I was given the responsibility to track the record of all credit/debit cards arriving to the branch. Apart from that, I was allowed to record all cheques that customers would bring to the branch daily and send these cheques to the HQ of Santander. I was supposed to finish at 5pm but due to my high interest in the internship I was allowed to work up till 6pm and help the staff making sure that all records are neat and up-to-date."


Intern @ Santander



"I'd usually get into work and check all my emails as this would outline any important tasks I'd need to do straight away. I'd the normally spend a good proportion of my day assisting with enquiries the stats team receive on a daily basis. These enquiries can range from press and other departments internally to the public externally. Other tasks I completed on my placement were spending a few days with the Information and Risk branch of the stats team where I worked on a web update project, in which I was populating prepared web copy templates. I also looked at the incidence and mortality projections based on the 2014 data using this to pull out data for each of the main cancers for the England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland."


Intern @ Cancer Research UK




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